Saturday, July 13, 2013

Anomaly by Krista McGee with a giveaway

Thalli has fifteen minutes and twenty-three seconds left to live. The toxic gas that will complete her annihilation is invading her bloodstream. But she is not afraid.Decades before Thalli's birth, the world ended in a nuclear war. But life went on deep underground, thanks to a handful of scientists known as The Ten. Since then, they have genetically engineered humans to be free from emotions in the hopes that war won't threaten their lives again.

But Thalli was born with the ability to feel emotions and a sense of curiosity she can barely contain. She has survived so far thanks to her ability to hide those differences. But Thalli's secret is discovered when she is overwhelmed by the emotion in an ancient piece of music.

She is quickly scheduled for annihilation, but her childhood friend, Berk, convinces The Ten to postpone her death and study her instead. While in the scientists' Pod, Thalli and Berk form a dangerous alliance, one strictly forbidden by the constant surveillance in the pods.

As her life ticks away, she hears rumors of someone called the Designer---someone even more powerful than The Ten. What's more, the parts of her that have always been an anomaly could in fact be part of a much larger plan. And the parts of her that she has always guarded could be the answer she's been looking for all along.

Thalli must sort out what to believe and who she can trust, before her time runs out...

My review
   My first thought after reading the first chapter of this book was "this book is weird!" After I read further in the book, I changed my opinion to it just being different, and actually enjoyed the book once I got past my first impressions.

  This book is a "dystopian" genre' of book, and geared for teenagers. If you don't know what dystopian means, do what I did and look it up. :-) Although I would have preferred the book to be written in the third person point of view, the book does offer more insights into the main character's thoughts with it being written in the first person point of view.

 The book is entertaining and an interesting read, but it also gives a sobering look at what life could be like if we leave God out of the equation and try to make a perfect world and perfect people. It can't happen. We were meant to have a free will and not be robots, and this book is a great reminder of that.

 Maybe its odd I enjoy juvenile fiction so much at my age, but I do, and this is a series I definitely plan on keeping up with. If this first book is any indication, this is going to be a great series that teens and adults both will enjoy.

About the author:

When Krista McGee isn't living in fictional worlds of her own creation, she lives in Tampa and spends her days as a wife, mom, teacher, and coffee snob. She is also the author of "Anomaly," "First Date," "Starring Me," and "Right Where I Belong".
Learn more about Krista at her website
Krista McGee is celebrating the release of Anomaly, the first book in her new YA dystopian series, with an iPad Mini Giveaway!

One winner will receive:
  • An iPad Mini
  • A $25 iTunes gift card (download Anomaly to the iPad!)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 31st. Winner will be announced at Krista's website on August 2nd.

Spread the word about Krista and her giveaway HERE!

Anomaly is available from Thomas Nelson Publishing. Thanks to Litfuse for the review copy.